More Buyers Putting Down Less on a Home

A 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm. In the past year, 1.5 million borrowers purchased their homes with down payments of less than 10 percent, according to Black Knight Financial Services. That marks a seven-year high. A growing number of home shoppers are financing more than 90 percent … [Read more...]

Buyers Want Bigger Yards Over Bigger Homes

A property that offers a great outdoor space is taking a higher priority among home buyers. In fact, home shoppers recently surveyed said they would be willing to sacrifice some space from a larger house in order to get a bigger yard. More than half of 1,000 buyers recently surveyed—or 56 … [Read more...]

29 E POPLAR STREET LEBANON , PA 17042

Nice cape cod on large lot in need of TLC - 3 or 4 bedrooms with den, large fenced in yard and two storage sheds. - MLS 270166 - $120,000 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZuAvvNfD4   … [Read more...]

Walkable Areas Are Getting More Competition

Older Americans are placing a higher value on living in walkable urban centers, according to a new survey of 1,000 respondents nationwide about their living preferences A majority of respondents surveyed by A Place for Mom, a national referral service, said it was “very important” or … [Read more...]

What Is an Energy Audit? Learn How Energy-Efficient Your Home Is

BanksPhotos/iStock You've heard it before: Turning off the lights, closing the windows, and not taking 40-minute showers are all little ways to save energy in your home. But what if there was a way to determine which energy-saving solutions will pay off based on the configuration of your … [Read more...]

Are Builders Warming Up to Smaller Homes?

Competition is heating up among millennials and baby boomers for smaller, more affordable homes. But builders have been slow to meet demand. That may be showing signs of changing. Home sizes are beginning to shrink, which may also help prices edge down, too. “We are starting to see [smaller] … [Read more...]

Owners Tackle More Remodels as Equity Rises

Spending on repairs and home improvement continues to grow at a stable rate as homeowners feel more confident about starting projects as their home values increase. That said, an annual increase in remodeling expenditures may soften somewhat in the coming months, but will likely remain at or … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Squirrels If They’re Driving You Nuts

Inner_Vision/iStock How to get rid of squirrels? It’s a question that many homeowners will ponder the day these bushy-tailed critters start causing problems—no matter how cute they look in Disney movies. And they can do a lot of damage. They might munch on vegetables in your garden, … [Read more...]

The Best Paint Color to Sell a Home

Lure potential buyers with a simple and clean palette. Shades of white and off-white are the top colors for a quick home sale, Jody Finglas of Finglas Painting in Ossining, N.Y., told USA Today. Watch Out: The All-White Room Trap “White is the foundation that anchors the home,” adds Friley … [Read more...]

4 Common Home Buyer Slip-Ups

Real estate professionals see a lot of dumb reasons why home buyers ultimately end up losing out on a deal. Practitioners recently shared some of the more common mistakes with realtor.com®, including ways to correct the situation: 1. Shopping outside their price range. “It sounds obvious, but … [Read more...]